Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a wind power developer’s petition contesting the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) decision to reject open access to its customers ...
/ / Wind
Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) extended the commissioning date of the 76.5 MW wind project being developed by Clean Wind Power (Bhavnagar) Private Limited on the grounds of force ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) issued a Request for Selection to procure 200 MW of wind energy from intra-state wind power projects with expired or soon-to-be expired ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for empaneling agencies to install 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems in the state. The contract will also ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its recommendations on the proposed power market regulations to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The letter noted that presently, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Developer Moves Appellate Tribunal Against MEDA’s Registration Denial

Wind Developer Moves Appellate Tribunal Against MEDA’s Registration Denial

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has allowed Orange Maha Wind Energy Private Limited to withdraw its appeal regarding a 2 MW wind project. The Tribunal has asked the developer ...
/ / Wind
Solar Developers to Be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

Solar Developers to be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) approved two solar developers’ claims for compensation on account of safeguard duty imposition. The developers sought relief under the ‘Change in Law’ provision for ...
Maharashtra Asks Staff to Speed Up Rooftop Solar Application Processing

Maharashtra DISCOM Asks Staff to Speed Up Rooftop Solar Application Processing

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has asked all superintending engineers in its operations and maintenance circles to adhere to the prescribed time limits for approving rooftop installation applications ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
C&I Customers Need to Think Below 1 MW Solar Installations to Avoid Net Metering Hurdles

C&I Customers Need to Think of Solar Installations Below 1 MW to Avoid Net Metering Hurdles

India’s rooftop solar capacity stood at 4.6 GW at the end of Q1 2020, against the target of 40 GW by 2022. Out of the total capacity, nearly 70% came ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
Commissioning Date Extended for a 76 MW Wind Project in Maharashtra Over Force Majeure

Commissioning Date Extended for a 76 MW Wind Project in Maharashtra Over Force Majeure

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) of a 76 MW wind project in Kavldhara, Osmanabad. The project, developed by Renew Vayu Urja ...
/ / Wind
Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

In an important verdict, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant short-term open access to Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. The Commission ...
Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power announced that its subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), has received a letter of award (LoA) to develop 100 MW of solar projects in Maharashtra. The projects ...
746 MW of Solar, 3.4 GW of Wind Installations in the Way of Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra

746 MW of Solar, 3.4 GW of Wind Installations in the Way of Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited (MAHATRANSCO) has issued an advisory for power generators and distribution licensees in the state because of the cyclone Nisarga, which is bound to ...
/ / Grid, Other
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) recent tender for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – V) has been ...
Uttar Pradesh Cuts Cross Subsidy, Wheeling and Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

Five Developers Win CEL’s 44 MW Solar Tender for Substations in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has announced the auction results for its 44 MW solar tender. In December last year, CEL had invited bids to install solar-based small projects with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPO’s

Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPOs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) against its new Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) regulation. In the petition, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has granted an additional period of three months to nine wind developers to complete the installation of special energy meters (SEMs) at the individual ...
/ / Wind
Change in Legal Status Calls for Fresh Registration for Renewable Energy Certificates

Change in Legal Status Calls for Fresh Registration for Renewable Energy Certificates

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the plea of Weizmann Limited and Karma Energy Limited with regards to issuing renewable energy certificates (RECs). The Commission observed that the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates for a wind power project ...
/ / Wind
APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to release the bank guarantee from Azure Power’s 150 MW solar project within two weeks. Considering ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

The Maharashtra Electricity Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates of a wind project. The project ...
/ / Other, Wind